C-RED 2 Lite

Scientific & Industrial Camera by First Light Imaging

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The C-RED 2 Lite from First Light Imaging is a 0.3 Megapixel InGaAs SWIR Camera that has a spectral range of 0.9 µm - 1.7 µm. It has a resolution of 640 (H) x 512 (V) pixels with an electronic shutter that delivers a maximum frame rate of 600 fps. This SWIR camera has a flat quantum efficiency above 70% (at 1 µm - 1.65 µm) and pixel pitch of 15 µm. It has a 14-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with an image fuel well capacity of 1.4 Me- (low gain), 115 ke- (medium gain) & 34 ke- (high gain). This camera has a readout noise of less than 30 e- (at high gain) and linear dynamic range of 93 dB.

The C-RED 2 Lite supports USB 3.1 (Gen 1) or CameraLink® data interfaces, C-Mount & CS-Mount optical interfaces and has a built-in thermoelectric cooler without fan. This SWIR camera uses GUI first light vision software and SDKs that includes [C, C++, C#, Python, MatLab], LabVIEW, µManager & Halcon. It is available in a module that measures 78.1 (L) mm x 65 (W) mm x 65 (H) mm with an optional watercooling plate.

The C-RED 2 Lite is ideal for high-end industrial, scientific & astronomy applications such as non-destructive inspection, quality & production control, waste sorting, welding control, additive manufacturing & laser beam profiling, hyperspectral & multispectral imaging, microscopy & free space optics and also used in surveillance applications such as thermography, unmanned aerial vehicle, maritime surveillance & security/night vision.

Product Specifications

Product Details

  • Part Number
    C-RED 2 Lite
  • Manufacturer
    First Light Imaging
  • Description
    0.9 µm to 1.7 µm, InGaAs SWIR Camera for High-end Industrial & Scientific Applications


  • Application
    Industry, Science & Astronomy, Surveillance

Connections & Interface

  • Data Interface
    USB 3.1, Camera Link

General Parameters

  • Camera Type
    SWIR Scientific Cameras
  • Operability
  • Pixels
    0.3 MP
  • Resolution
    640(H) x 512(V)
  • Sensor Type
    SWIR InGaAs
  • Chrome
  • Full Well Capacity
    34 ke- to 1.4 Me-
  • Read Noise
    <30 e-
  • Shutter Type
    Electronic Shutter
  • Spectral Range
    0.9 to 1.7 µm
  • Frame Rate
    600 fps
  • Note
    Quantization:14 bit

Physical Properties

  • Detector Pitch
    15 µm
  • Dimension
    78.1 x 65 x 65 mm (L x W x H)
  • Weight
    460 Kg


  • Operating Temperature display
    -40 to 70 Degree C

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